Category: Seniors

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Governor-elect JB Pritzker visits Aurora January 12 to meet with Seniors and Youth

Governor-elect JB Pritzker started his inaugural weekend with a day of service Saturday, Jan. 12, including a visit to Aurora, Illinois’ second most populous city, to serve senior citizens with community youth.  Mayor Richard Irvin welcomed Pritzker on his third trip to Aurora for a special visit with senior citizens…...

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Volunteering offers rich rewards beyond financial gain

By Barb Nadeau –  As senior citizens, we anticipate life in retirement. Let’s get on with it! Let’s travel and see the world! Far too often though, we hear of friends, colleagues, neighbors, who begin to experience failing health or even worse, they die prior to enjoying their life’s goals…....

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Batavia resident Eleanor Bates celebrates her 95th birthday January 6 with friends from Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge

Batavia resident Eleanor Bates celebrates 95th birthday

Batavia resident Eleanor Bates celebrates her 95th birthday Sunday, Jan. 6 with friends from Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. Lodge friends join hands and circle around Bates to sing the Fodselsdagen Norwegian birthday song. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for...

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Valentine evening at Oswego Senior Center

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Valentine Dinner Dance, Saturday, Feb. 9. Oswego Senior Center invites all ages are to a fun-filled Valentine evening with…...

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KAT driver Ted Shick reflects devotion, skill, for seniors

By Barb Nadeau –  One of the best ways to see your tax dollars at work is from the back seat of a handicapped accessible bus through Kendall Area Transit, or the Ride in Kane Program. Your public para-transit programs offer more than just mobility to the folks who ride…....

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Aurora resident Bill Moore died Thursday, Dec. 13 at the age of 101. He was a Kiwanis Club of Aurora member for nearly 70 years. John Ross/The Voice

The late Bill Moore, 101, receives tributes from Kiwanis Club of Aurora members

Memories of the late Bill Moore: Bill Moore was blessed with a keen mind and a healthy body. He used those gifts to make every day positive and productive. He warmed every room that he entered. He was an Aurora legend. He will be missed. —Scott Voris  Bill was one…...

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Senior causes compelling in making holiday donations

By Barb Nadeau –  We have entered the holiday giving season, when everyone hopes to receive gifts and every cause and non-profit agency is hoping good will help its organization thrive, or survive. Many senior citizens would rather reduce their holiday giving, and focus on other priorities. We can be…...

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Silent auction gifts fill the table Saturday at the Jennings Terrace 60th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast Bazaar in Aurora. John Ross photo

Jennings Terrace holds 60th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast Bazaar in Aurora

Silent auction gifts fill the table Saturday at the Jennings Terrace 60th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast Bazaar in Aurora. The Jennings Terrace Auxiliary in Aurora was host to the 60th Annual Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, Nov. 10. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast offered a variety of pancakes, in addition to…...

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Oswego Seniors: Craft fair, computer class

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The Oswego Senior Center’s annual Craft Fair will…...

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Dr. Paul Granoff retires from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

Dr. Paul Granoff announces his retirement from Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora after 48 years

By Paul Granoff, M.D. FAAP Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora Dear families, I recently announced my retirement after 48 years of practice in the Aurora community and surrounding areas. The decision to retire comes with many mixed emotions. I will greatly miss caring for all of you who are like family to…...

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Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County hires Barb Nadeau

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of DeKalb County, operators of the Kendall Area Transit program, recently hired Barb Nadeau of Plano as external affairs manager. Providing high quality services to address basic transportation and nutrition needs in the communities of DeKalb, Kendall, LaSalle, Putman and Bureau Counties, VAC depends on…...

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Seniors can find help with computer-oriented technology

By Barb Nadeau –  The needier you are the more access to technology you have a need to survive these trying times. Senior citizens, especially the oldest among us, are not usually considered the most computer-savvy individuals. They sometimes struggle with cell phones and learning about the newest apps, they…...

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Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup.

Aurora Aces wins Hartenberger Cup, again

For the third time, the Aurora Aces Bean Bag Baseball Team has taken home the Jerry Hartenberger World Series Cup. The Prisco Community Center was host site to the Bean Bag Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 2. This tournament should not be dismissed. Those who need assistance walking can get…...

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Albright Theatre auditions for Christmas

The Albright Community Theatre in Batavia will be host to youth and adult auditions for the upcoming holiday show, A Christmas Carol. Audition dates will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 1. Performance dates will be December 7-9 and 14-16. All roles are available and youth…...

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Fall Prevention Awareness Day based in real concerns

By Barb Nadeau –  Fall Prevention Awareness Day is September 22, a time for health care and senior care professionals across the country to gather, discuss, and recognize the dangers associated with tragic falls. Falling is no laughing matter for seniors, older adults, and their family members. Every 11 seconds…...

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Naperville 2018 Senior of the Year Barbara Appel

Naperville 2018 Senior of the Year

Naperville resident Barbara Appel holds a certificate as Naperville 2018 Senior of the Year Award winner at a recent Naperville City Council meeting. Left is mayor Steve Chirico. City government of Naperville photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription...

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Oswego Senior Center events: Windows 10, Medicare, Ask a Cop

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Getting Started with Windows 10, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There will be easy-to-follow instructions about…...

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The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through the City as one final tribute to the former police officer and mayor. Jason Crane/The Voice

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute

The late mayor emeritus of Naperville, George Pradel, receives a final tribute, Monday. Members of the community join Washington Junior High School students on Washington Street in Naperville in front of the bronze statue of George Pradel (A. K. A. Officer Friendly), for a funeral procession to various locations through…...

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Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in Partnership with Village of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) in partnership with the Village of Montgomery

Mike Neuenkirchen, third from left, program director of Kendall Area Transit (KAT), cuts a ribbon with Montgomery Village Board members and Village clerk Penny FitzPatrick, second from left, outside the Montgomery Village Hall, Monday. The ribbon-cutting signifies a partnership between the Village and the dial-a-ride service since July 1. Kendall…...

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Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create 57 floral arrangements during their September 4 meeting

Members of the Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create floral gifts for Seniors

By using flowers and greens from their own gardens and yards, members of the Tuesday Garden Club of Aurora create 57 floral arrangements during their September 4 meeting that were delivered to the residents of the Elmwood Nursing & Rehabilitation facility in Aurora. Nancy Garbe and Hedy Lindgren, center, take…...

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